|Grocott & Ward, comps. Grocotts Familiar Quotations, 6th ed. 189-?.|
|None become at once completely vile.|
Juvenal.Sat. 2. (Ramage 238.)
|Crime like virtue, has its degrees.|
Racine.Phædrus, IV., 2. (Ramage 265.)
|There is no man suddenly either excellently good, or extremely evil.|
Sidney.The Arcadia, Book I.
|There is a method in mans wickedness,|
It grows up by degrees.
Beaumont and Fletcher.A King and no King. Act V. Scene 4.